Hi Everyone! I am excited to share a sneak peek at the new rug for the living room.A few weeks ago I shared a huge home improvement (investment) that is scheduled for our living room in June. So while we wait for new windows I decided to take a good look at “the bones” of the living room. This room was love at first site so many years ago. A good friend of mine suggested when feeling stuck (with a room) to empty the room and put it back together. This method raised a few eyebrows when the family came home to the living room furniture in the hallway. But, if mama ain’t happy no one is happy.
Here was our living room last week.
There is no color in this room; even with the furniture. And, the previous rug was a cheap, quick fix to add a little color. I spent my free time searching for rugs on popular sites like Wayfair.
And, then I saw Karianne’s post about her new rug and more importantly where she found it.
I had a few specs for a new rug (thank goodness for the handy filter option on shopping sites). The new rug needed to be a medium shade of blue so I could go on either side of the blue color wheel for window treatments and accessories. I am a cautious color girl. And, I wanted a wool rug, but not one that would break my Nordstrom addiction.
Finally, the rug had to be soft underfoot because the living room (and that chaise) that is the family’s favorite room to relax and enjoy the Colorado views. I love this rug so much!
And, then I found this rug at Overstock. It’s available in different colors, sizes and as a bonus, it is on sale. I was so nervous when it arrived on my front porch. What if I didn’t love? How would I return a 50-pound roll of wool? What if my family hated it?
My son helped me drag, pull and push the new rug up a flight of stairs. Before the big reveal, I added a rug pad. I read that not only does it protect the wood floors (not that I would be opposed for a reason to refinish the floors), but a rug pad adds an extra layer of cushion.
I was this close to buying a larger rug, but then I found this reference for rug placement on Home Depot’s blog.
Stay tuned for more updates to this space! Where do you find new rugs?